Explore the most popular Bird Watching trails in Parco Nazionale del Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

hiking
no shade
2 months ago

So we missed the original trail head and turned out to be a great loop! Good conditions today sept 10. We didn’t see the overgrowth or wash out mentioned in the previous post. To find the loop we did head up the hard top road overlooking the lake and restaurant. Go up until the road does a 180 degree turn. Take a right onto the trail. When you come to the next fork continue up to the right. When you get close to the castle and the monastery, you’ll see the trail back to Santo Stefano. We went up to poke around the castle for a bit then headed back on that trail. Total was about 7 miles round trip according to my Apple Watch. Super nice. Wish I’d brought a picnic for the top.

hiking
over grown
washed out
2 months ago

This trail requires some serious maintenance, large parts are over grown or it’s totally washed away. Castle on the top is nice. In the current state would not recommend.

hiking
Sun Jun 10 2018

Great trail, but some bits are risky, especially with unstable gravel. Bring some sunscreen and enjoy the amazing views.

This is a superb hike with spectacular views, past an ancient castle and through some of the prettiest villages you will ever see.

hiking
Wed May 31 2017

This is the most standard route up Corno Grande; the highest mountain in middle Italy. The last few hundred meters to the top is a rocky scramble. You should be confortable in rocky terrain and have a good head for heights.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
Fri Jul 20 2018

Sun Oct 22 2017